Hustling/working hard is no substitute for intelligence. I don't care about his energy, I don't care about his 'passion'. I only care about the fact that Nocioni is a complete liability when he plays.
He doesn't defend, he takes bad shots, he turns the ball over constantly, he rarely ever passes the ball. And at 8 million a year, he's grossly overpaid for his limited role.
The sooner this caveman (along with most of this cluster****ed roster) is off the Bulls the better. He was good a few years ago but not anymore.